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Real-Time Genome Sequence can be Done at Sea: Researchers – Nature World News


Nature World News

Real-Time Genome Sequence can be Done at Sea: Researchers
Nature World News
Researchers say that it is possible to collect and analyze DNA in the ocean (not pictured). (Photo : Reuters). A team of researchers state that it is possible to conduct a real-time genome sequencing at sea. The four-member team from the San Diego University …
DNA sequencers taken out to sea by SDSU researchersWallStreet OTC
Scientists perform DNA sequencing in time period put off for the primary timeiStreet Research
SDSU Scientists Become First to Sequence DNA at SeaDesign & Trend
Argyll Free Press -KUSI
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Posted on 20 August 2014 | 9:59 am

HTC is M8s again with Microsoft: New One mobe sports WinPhone – Register


Maximum PC

HTC is M8s again with Microsoft: New One mobe sports WinPhone
Register
HTC has launched an M8 phone running Microsoft's latest Windows Phone mobile operating system – but only in the US and only for the Verizon network. "Consumers love the HTC One (M8) and today's introduction extends that enthusiasm to new audiences …
HTC Takes A Chance On the Windows PhoneDumb-Out
HTC One M8 Running on Windows LaunchesChinatopix
HTC One M8 For Windows To Launch On AT&T Before The End of 2014Mobile Magazine
Business Today -DailyTech -iStreet Research
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Posted on 20 August 2014 | 9:39 am

Airlines on Alert Amid Threat of Iceland Volcano Eruption – Bloomberg


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Airlines on Alert Amid Threat of Iceland Volcano Eruption
Bloomberg
Airlines are on alert as one of Iceland's biggest volcanoes rumbles to life, threatening ash clouds that could force flight cancellations across the North Atlantic, the busiest international travel market. Air France (AF), Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Delta Air Lines …
Airlines on high alert as Iceland's largest volcano threatens to erupt, create New York Daily News
Chances of eruption increasing at Iceland volcanoEconomic Times
Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano alert raised to orangeBBC News
Slate Magazine (blog) -ABC Online -Christian Science Monitor
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Posted on 20 August 2014 | 9:24 am

Scientists Use Cuttlefish and Octopus as Inspiration for – Chinatopix


Science World Report

Scientists Use Cuttlefish and Octopus as Inspiration for
Chinatopix
Both sea creatures are able to adapt to their environment by changing their skin color to blend into their surroundings. With this concept of camouflage in mind, scientists at the Rogers Research Group are hoping to replicate these features by creating a …
Cuttlefish Influences the Latest Camouflage TechnologyScience World Report
Octopus-inspired scientists develop camouflage material for militaryTech Times
Octopus Inspires New Camouflage MaterialNDTV
iStreet Research
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Posted on 20 August 2014 | 9:11 am

Verizon regains title of fastest wireless in US – TheDay.com


Christian Science Monitor

Verizon regains title of fastest wireless in US
TheDay.com
New York – Verizon Communications Inc. recaptured the wireless speed crown it lost to AT&T a year earlier, after adding capacity to relieve network congestion that lowered service quality in major cities like New York. Verizon was the fastest national service …
Sprint announces $160-a-month Family Share Pack for four lines and 20GB of dataMaine News
Sprint reveals new family data plans to take on the wireless competition (+video)Christian Science Monitor
Sprint cancels Framily, rolls out new data pricing planTribune-Review
The Seattle Times -Reuters -Washington Post
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Posted on 20 August 2014 | 8:15 am

Zombie Ant Fungus Strategy: Kill Hosts Outside Nest to Spread Faster – Chinatopix

Zombie Ant Fungus Strategy: Kill Hosts Outside Nest to Spread Faster
Chinatopix
Researchers have confirmed that an entomopathogenic fungus that kills insects, better known as the "Zombie Ant Fungus," kills its host outside its nest so it can spread more rapidly. The zombie ant fungus, whose scientific name is "Ophiocordyceps …
Fungus turns 'zombie ants' into booby trapsWashington Post
Zombie Fungus Infect Ants and Coordinate Them to Their DeathsDesign & Trend

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Posted on 20 August 2014 | 7:19 am

Is Google allowing kids under 13 to log in? – Hindustan Times


Business Today

Is Google allowing kids under 13 to log in?
Hindustan Times
There are reports that Google may be working to legally allow children under 13 to use its services. Currently, Google and Facebook do not offer their services to children under 13. According to technology website The Information, Google has been "working …
Google considering YouTube, Gmail accounts for kids: ReportsFinancial Express
Google considering YouTube, Gmail accounts for kidsMoneycontrol.com

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Posted on 20 August 2014 | 5:40 am

No photos: Parents opting to keep babies off Facebook – Dallas Morning News


Dallas Morning News

No photos: Parents opting to keep babies off Facebook
Dallas Morning News
Wasim Ahmad and his wife, Lakshmi Ramsoondar-Ahmad, pose with their newborn son in Merrick, N.Y. Two days after his son was born, Ahmad bought the website domain with his sons name. "I'm going to make it a private website with a password so family …
No Photos: Parents Opt to Keep Babies off FacebookABC News
To post or not to postWaterbury Republican American
US parents to keep kids off FacebookFinancial Express
Chron.com
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Posted on 20 August 2014 | 1:42 am

Falcon 9 gracefully lands in SpaceX released video – Tech Times


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Falcon 9 gracefully lands in SpaceX released video
Tech Times
Commercial spaceflight outfit SpaceX releases new video of successful soft ocean landing of Falcon 9 rocket. Test was third meant to lead to recoverable, reusable launch vehicle. (Photo : SpaceX). Commercial spaceflight company SpaceX has released a …
SpaceX Releases Footage of Reusable Falcon 9 RocketPC Magazine
SpaceX Releases Footage Of Reusable Rocket [VIDEO]ValueWalk
New Reusable Rocket Capable of Re-entering Earth from SpaceChinatopix
iTWire -The Space Reporter -Discovery News
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Posted on 19 August 2014 | 11:20 pm

Daily Cartoon: Tuesday, August 19th – The New Yorker


The New Yorker

Daily Cartoon: Tuesday, August 19th
The New Yorker
Strongbox is a new way for you to share information, messages, and files with our writers and editors and is designed to provide you with a greater degree of anonymity and security than afforded by conventional e-mail. To help protect your anonymity, …

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Posted on 19 August 2014 | 5:56 pm

Tech News Headlines – Yahoo News

U.S. hospital breach biggest yet to exploit Heartbleed bug: expert

A lock icon, signifying an encrypted Internet connection, is seen on an Internet Explorer browser in ParisHackers who stole the personal data of about 4.5 million patients of hospital group Community Health Systems Inc broke into the company's computer system by exploiting the "Heartbleed" internet bug, making it the first known large-scale cyber attack using the flaw, according to a security expert. The hackers, taking advantage of the pernicious vulnerability that surfaced in April, got into the system by using the Heartbleed bug in equipment made by Juniper Networks Inc, David Kennedy, chief executive of TrustedSec LLC, told Reuters on Wednesday. Community Health Systems said on Monday that the attack had originated in China. Once in, they hacked their way into a database and stole millions of social security numbers and other records, he said.

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 6:29 am

Despite lip service, Silicon Valley venture capital still a man’s world

Sheri Atwood, founder and CEO of SupportPay, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Redwood CityBy Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – When she started her child-support tracking business SupportPay, Sheri Atwood expected all kinds of suggestions – but not the tip she got from a female investor who suggested she dye her blonde hair darker to be taken more seriously by venture capitalists. To Atwood, who eventually won her funding from other backers, the recommendation underscored an attitude in Silicon Valley that women make second-class entrepreneurs. If more women held the purse strings at venture capital firms, the attitude would change, she said. Despite the lip service Silicon Valley has given over the past couple of years to the need to recruit more women venture capitalists, at senior levels the industry’s gender balance hasn’t budged, even as other industries with poor gender diversity show improvements.

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 5:14 am

Ex-CEO Ballmer quits Microsoft board to focus on NBA’s Clippers

NBA: Los Angeles Clippers-Fan FestivalBy Bill Rigby SEATTLE (Reuters) – Former Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Steve Ballmer has left the software company's board in order to spend more time on his newly acquired Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, but said he plans to hang on to his 4 percent stake in Microsoft. "I see a combination of the Clippers, civic contribution, teaching and study taking a lot of time," Ballmer said in a letter to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made public by Microsoft on Tuesday. Ballmer, 58, paid an NBA-record $2 billion for the Clippers.

Posted on 19 August 2014 | 8:49 pm

Twitter to remove images of deceased on families’ request

An illustration picture shows the log-on icon for the Website Twitter on an Ipad in Bordeaux(Reuters) – Twitter Inc said it will remove images or videos of deceased individuals at the request of family members. "In order to respect the wishes of loved ones, Twitter will remove imagery of deceased individuals in certain circumstances," according to a statement tweeted by Twitter spokesman Nu Wexler on Tuesday. Immediate family members and other authorized individuals may request the removal of images or videos of deceased individuals, from when critical injury occurs to the moments before or after death, the statement said. Facebook Inc also allows verified immediate family members to request the removal of a deceased person's Facebook account.

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 4:14 am

Snapchat in talks to expand services: WSJ

A portrait of the Snapchat logo in Ventura(Reuters) – Snapchat Inc, developer of a mobile app that lets users send messages that disappear within seconds, might expand its service to videos, news articles and advertisements, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday. The California-based company is in talks with advertisers and media companies about a service called Snapchat Discovery, the Journal reported, citing sources. Snapchat Discovery, rumored to debut in November, will show content and ads to Snapchat users, the Journal quoted the sources as saying. At least a dozen media companies have shown interest in providing content for Snapchat Discovery, the Journal said.

Posted on 19 August 2014 | 11:18 pm

Sprint’s new pricing plans may not be enough to curb churn

People walk past a Sprint store in New YorkBy Marina Lopes WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Sprint Corp's cellular plan with more generous data allowances may fall short in overcoming defections by clients concerned about disruptions in the No. 3 cellular carrier's network, analysts say. "The challenge for Sprint is that existing prices are still too high and they are slow to reprice the base because of the enormous finiancial impact it would have on a company with margins as low as theirs," said Craig Moffett, analyst at MoffettNathanson. Sprint's shares are down 50 percent so far this year, hammered most recently by the collapse of its longtime plan to acquire T-Mobile US Inc, a move that could have reduced competition and created a stronger competitor to industry leaders Verizon Communications Inc and AT&T Inc. Analysts said the pricing strategy unveiled by newly appointed Sprint Chief Executive Marcelo Claure could backfire and cause further customer defections, already high as the company undergoes a network overhaul that has caused disruptions in service.

Posted on 19 August 2014 | 9:52 pm

Tiny accelerometer adds motion detection to clothes and cheap phones

Tiny accelerometer adds motion detection to clothes and cheap phones

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 9:29 am

Ubisoft won’t attempt an unlimited gaming service until EA proves it can work

Ubisoft won't attempt an unlimited gaming service until EA proves it can work

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 8:42 am

Brazilian judge tells Apple and Google to pull Secret from people’s devices

Brazilian judge tells Apple and Google to pull Secret from people's devices

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 8:16 am

GIFYouTube does exactly what its name implies

GIFYouTube does exactly what its name implies

Posted on 20 August 2014 | 7:45 am